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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Monday, May 12, 2014

My Mother's Day

Mother's Day can be difficult for those who have recently lost a mother.  It was for me.
I was fine until I went to church and some offered their condolences and started to talk of  mothers.
The tears flowed but finally subsided during the first hymn!
When I got home, our son was in his room on the computer and hubby was also on the computer.
I sat in the living room feeling blue.  This is not Mother's Day!  I am supposed to be surrounded by family; going out for a buffet lunch with my Mom.
My bff, Linda, had invited us over for the afternoon.  They were having an Easter Egg hunt for the grands since they were in Reno for Easter.  Spring had finally arrived, and even though we needed to wear a jacket at times, we enjoyed the outdoors.  There was a wonderful cookout.  None of the kids fought (yeah!). 
Hubby stayed and watched the baseball game on TV.  It was a close game, and getting to an end, but I had to go to the bathroom.  Everyone said to go, that I had plenty of time.  I got back and our team had won!  (Next time I'll hold it).
It turned out to be a good day after all!


Linda said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the day, it was nice! As you know I love having the kids and families here. My original plan was NOT a Mother's Day celebration, but just an egg hunt.....but see how God used my mistake for your good fortune! He is doing adjusting my plans a lot these days.

Sandies' Patch said...

Hugs for you!
Grieving is a slow process and will go at it's own pace, so, let the tears flow,but,don't forget to smile too, (releases serotonin from the brain)that helps to counteract the way you feel, just lifting the corners of your mouth, sets it in motion.

Gert said...

Oh Deb, I am so sorry that you had such a sad day. I do remember those Mothers days... But you are so blessed to have such wonderful friends to brighten your day! God bless you my friend.

20 North Ora said...

Mother's Day can be so hard when you've lost your Mom. But, you just have to remember all of the good times. Mine has been gone 11 years and I still get weepy on Mother's Day and her birthday.

Thanks for dropping by 20 North Ora,